Congratulations to everyone from Hammer Down who competed in the Games WOD yesterday. Here are your top three scorers for the week:
Ali Phillips 109
Sarah Mills 104
Darby Nelson 100
David Cooper 110
Kevin Thomas 109
Kevin Peterson 102
Even if you decided not to compete, give it some serious thought. What is the harm in at least for 7 minutes standing toe-to-toe (metaphorically) with the world’s fittest people? At least for one week, it answers the question, where you stand vis-a-vis your cohorts in this sport. It points out your weaknesses, not in an effort to degrade but for you to understand and to improve!!! To be better!!! Better at what? I think the answer is the “Unknown”. None of us knew what to expect. From the long-time CrossFitters, to the CrossFitters who have been doing this less than a week. Anxiety ran very high from the moment the workout was posted Wednesday night. I include myself in this distinction. Sure, I’ve done burpees, even added jumps to them from time to time. But I’ve never done them for 7 minutes with a jump and nothing else. I now have another tool added to the bank of what something unknown feels like. The more of these that I keep making deposits for, the better I will be at everything unknown. And I strongly believe that being better at the Unknown will make you better at everything in life.
100% of our competitors did the workout as prescribed!!! Everyone did great and everyone did what we asked. You went for it. You gave it everything you had for 7 minutes. You left nothing on the floor.
NOW Imagine for one minute (yes, I want everyone to imagine for 60 full seconds…. go get a stop watch… I’ll wait……….) Got a watch? ok, imagine for 60 seconds, if you lived your entire life the way you executed that workout yesterday? 60, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 53, 52, 51, 50, 49, 48, 47, 46, 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
What did you come up with? Are there areas in your life that you want to jump a little higher to? Go for it! Leave nothing on the floor. We’ve only got one life. Go LIVE IT!!!